October, 11, 2018
South Asia Textiles Limited, a leading Sri Lankan textile manufacturer specialized in producing exceptional quality weft knitted fabric for leading global brands such as Victoria Secret, Next, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Calvin Klein, Decathlon, Hugo Boss and Adidas, has won the Silver Award, in the “Suppliers and Service Providers to Exporters Extra Large” category, at the recently concluded NCE Export awards 2018.
It is also a noteworthy fact that Gold was not awarded in this category in 2018 resulting in South Asia Textiles having received the highest achievement within the category.
Commenting following his company’s win at this prestigious awards ceremony, Mr. Prithiv Dorai – Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of South Asia Textiles Limited, stated, “We are pleased to have once again walked away with a coveted NCE Export Award in 2018, which is the second consecutive time we have won in the ‘Suppliers and Service Providers to Exporters Extra Large’ category. This is not only a singular honor for us but also a testament to the consistency and superior quality standards that are our focus year in and year out, which are values shared across the larger Group.”
Now marking its 26th year, the NCE Export Awards recognises and rewards exemplary Sri Lankan exporters. Organised by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE), which is widely respected for its high standards and professionalism, the 2018 awards witnessed the highest number of applicants vying for these highly sought-after accolades. Additionally, participants in 2018 were judged on general export criteria including export performance, market/product development, value addition, financial performance, effective management efforts, sustainability, significant achievements related to the company and country, implementation of quality management/environment protection systems, efficient energy and waste management, branding and innovation in addition to contemporary requirements to compete in the global arena, government economic and export policies.
The awards ceremony was held under the auspices of Her Excellency Joanne Doornewaard, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, who was its Chief Guest, with several of Sri Lanka’s top business leaders also in attendance.
South Asia Textiles, a subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC, commenced its commercial operations in 2004. Strategically located in close proximity to garment manufacturing units and export processing zones that produces high quality garments to both local and international clients, South Asia Textiles maintains its manufacturing dominance through its ultra-modern manufacturing plant that produces exceptional quality weft knitted fabric.
“As one of Sri Lanka’s top suppliers of textiles for exports, South Asia Textiles is a vital and valuable part of our Group. Its second straight win in its respective category is heartening because it means South Asia Textiles remains at the top of its field, constantly evolving and challenging itself to go beyond business as usual, which is especially important in today’s highly competitive business environment,” stated Mr Murali Prakash, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ambeon Capital PLC and Ambeon Holdings PLC.
Elaborating further, Mr. Prakash added, “Ambeon is proud to continue to support South Asia Textiles and, in fact, all group companies in their individual journeys by remaining a catalyzing force for positive change, which is an integral part of the Group’s corporate value system.”
The company also specializes in Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing, Printing, Brushing, Sueding and Preshrunk fabric. South Asia Textile’s strategic location, attention to detail and superior levels of client servicing continues to assure its customers, many of who are global giants, by being a credible Sri Lankan source for quality textiles which are on par with international standards and supplied with faster lead times.
With an experienced management at the helm, the company continues to bring new innovations, fabric solutions, value added products and finishes to the designers and brands of leading global giants. Meeting the challenges and demands of the global fashion industry, the company continues to attract new customers, maintaining quality and service parameters and focusing on growth through operational and cost efficiencies which will result in sustainable benefits in years to come.
Photo caption: L-R: Cholaka Dakshina Perera, Financial Controller – South Asia Textiles Limited, Priyantha Hapuarachchi, Chief Financial Officer - South Asia Textiles Limited ( receiving the award) and Prithiv Dorai, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer - South Asia Textiles Limited)